US Rapper Nipsey Hussle shot dead in Los Angeles

US rapper Nipsey Hussle, 33, was shot dead in the US city of Los Angeles, according to reports, he was shot in front of his own clothing store Sunday afternoon at close range, by a man who fled in a getaway car.

“Our hearts are with the loved ones of Nipsey Hussle and everyone touched by this awful tragedy,” LA Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted.

A police spokesman told AFP the suspected shooter remained at large. Two other people were wounded.

“L.A. is hurt deeply each time a young life is lost to senseless gun violence,” Garcetti said.

The Los Angeles Times reported the shooting was “likely planned and gang-related.”

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Source: AFP

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